Yep - There it is! The infamous Fat Tire has made its debut in San Diego! Andy discovered it at Whole Foods last week! For *years* it has been unavailable in Southern California. Andy and I have searched high and low for it in the past and had been unsuccessful. The only option was to order it online from Beverages & More and pay double the cost for a case due to the shipping. I have been famous for picking some up and driving it back to San Diego anytime I was on a road trip in Northern California. Needless to say Andy and I are both pretty happy that we have access to it at any time :)
Onto the knitting update....
I finished the knitting on Ash! Now I need to figure out how I am going to block it and then it will need to be seamed.... and we all know how I feel about seaming! No fear, I tell myself - I just ordered the Reader's Digest Knitter's Handbook. It got some really good reviews on Amazon, and if it doesn't fit the bill than I will return it and take Nancy's recommendation and order the Knitters Book on Finishing Techniques. In any case, I hope to gain more confidence in this skill and be able to finish up all those UFO's!
Kris dropped off the yarn that we ordered from Janette's Rare Yarns last Saturday:
Two skeins of Rowan's Kidsilk Haze in Majestic for River!
And six skeins of Rowan's Cashsoft DK in Donkey for IK's Fiery Bolero! Speaking of the Bolero, I did an immediate cast-on upon finishing up Ash. I have been working on it monogamously the last few evenings. It is worked in one piece starting from the back portion - I just finished the increases for the sleeves and I have about forty-five rows of working it straight until I move onto the neck shaping and dividing for the fronts. Since Andy and I are going to the Flogging Molly concert tonight and I have school tomorrow night, I won't get more accomplished until the weekend.
In other news....
A few weeks ago I went to see the Broadway Play "Little Women" at the Civic Theater in Downtown San Diego with a couple of friends. It was a great play and I really enjoyed seeing it. I noticed as we were leaving that "Wicked" is slated to come to San Diego next summer.... I. Totally. Want. To. See. This. Musical. Andy even said that he would go with me to see it (yeah, he *so* did not want to see Little Women!). I've been wanting to read the book (by Gregory Maguire) forever, so I finally broke down and bought it last week. I'm currently on Page 38 and completely hooked! Now I just have to squeeze in the reading without sacrificing the knitting :)